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Business news covering the entrepreneurial culture and new business ventures.

Career Path: Couple leads Charlotte company to remarkable growth

Melinda and Mike Durkee play off each other's strengths, and offset weaknesses with some outside help, in running a successful marketing and consulting business in the Tar Heel State. | Photo courtesy of Proforma Durkee.

September 6, 2017 - 1:40pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ernie Garcia


Career Path: Entrepreneur has high hopes for the cloud and Raleigh

Van Murray is the CEO of NeoCloud, which provides management services for companies looking to transition business processes to the cloud. | Photo courtesy of NeoCloud

August 24, 2017 - 10:23am

Career Path: From farms to pantries, EarthKind founder fights pests responsibly

Kari Warberg Block continues to base her company on the use of non-toxic ingredients derived from plant fibers, essential oils and similar source materials. | Photo courtesy of EarthKind.

August 4, 2017 - 9:09am

Lessons from the Valley: How NC can move up the entrepreneurial ladder

Charlotte is home to two unicorns, companies valued at more than $1 billion. | Photo by Tedd Lane for Crain National.

July 14, 2017 - 1:16pm

Career Path: Three longtime friends bring farm-to-flask dreams to North Carolina

Social House co-founders and longtime friends Cary Joshi (left to right), Mark Mullins and G Patel share a drink. | Photo courtesy of Social House Vodka.

July 5, 2017 - 3:48pm